While estate planning is something that people often avoid thinking about, it's an area of the law that just about everyone can benefit from. By laying out your wishes ahead of time, a well thought-out estate plan can help your loved ones avoid any conflicts further down the line. FindLaw's section on Minnesota Estate Planning Laws covers not only the state's laws on wills and the probate process, but also living wills and durable power of attorney. For example, under Minnesota's living wills law, individuals can set out their preferences regarding medical treatment should they ever become incapacitated. Click on a link below to learn more about Minnesota's estate planning laws.